Tag: handmade

Emilia-Romagna, Pasta Types, Strozzapreti


      Anticlerical pasta? Strozzapreti, meaning  priest choker or strangler, are an elongated version of cavatelli. Slight variations of this usually hand rolled pasta are traditional in most of Central Italy, especially Emilia-Romagna, Umbria, Tuscany and Marche.   Like...

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Busiate, Pasta Types, Sicily


  Busiate from Trapani. Nearly all the Italian regions have particular types of pasta that come from there. Some of these, such as spaghetti, also became popular in different parts of or even throughout the Italian peninsula and eventually abroad too. Others have remained more exclusive to...

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Liguria, Pasta and recipes by region, Pasta Types, Trofie


The best pasta for pesto are trofie! Trofie are a short twisted usually fresh pasta from the north-western Italian region of Liguria. They were apparently invented in a town on the eastern Ligurian Riviera called Recco near Genova, which is also famous for focaccia. They are usually made...

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